Arts & Culture :: Theater

Unmistakable voice

Unmistakable voice

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 18, 2017

In "Finding My Voice," film and Broadway star Kathleen Turner will take to the stage of Feinstein's at the Hotel Nikko for an evening of music from the Great American Songbook.

Musical Headliners

Musical Headliners

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 12, 2017

And the Tony Award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical goes to - all three headliners in the latest Broadway @ the Herbst series.

The Golden Age of Bambi Lake

The Golden Age of Bambi Lake

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 15, 2017

Decades ago, when she was part of San Francisco's queer art scene, Bambi performed with the legendary Cockettes. She has also been a transgender street hustler, a porn actor and a solo cabaret singer.

Interventions & complications galore

Interventions & complications galore

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 12, 2017

Robert O'Hara's play now at San Francisco Playhouse is nearly impossible to review without making unconscionable revelations.

Six Degrees of Political Involvement

Six Degrees of Political Involvement

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 8, 2017

In this sharply written world premiere at New Conservatory Theatre Center, a character's call is answered before the line goes dead. Whatever optimism that can be rekindled will be hard-earned going forward.

Danish modern

Danish modern

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 5, 2017

"To thine own self be true." "The lady doth protest too much." "The play's the thing."

Black Gay Plays Matter

Black Gay Plays Matter

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Oct 1, 2017

He may not have been kicking and screaming, but Harrison David Rivers was definitely dragged to the Million Hoodie March.The event figures into his new play.

Out There :: Hotel California

Out There :: Hotel California

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Sep 30, 2017

Writer, performer, and storyteller Don Reed is a Bay Area treasure, a comic genius who over the years has mined his life story for a series of very entertaining one-man shows.

Taylor Mac Marathon!

Taylor Mac Marathon!

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Sep 10, 2017

This will be Mac's first performance of the entire piece since its one-time-only 24-hour marathon production in New York last year.

Fall Preview: Bay Area Theater

Fall Preview: Bay Area Theater

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Sep 2, 2017

Big-time Broadway musicals, world premieres set in gay and transgender communities, and that play where a ghost and a prince meet and everyone ends in mincemeat are queuing up for fall bows.

That Old Shakespearean Razzle-Dazzle

That Old Shakespearean Razzle-Dazzle

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Aug 19, 2017

More than 30 years ago, and with no professional theater credits, this team of Broadway unknowns brought in "Something Rotten" with no out-of-town tryouts or regional theater productions, and wound up with a hit.

Glamour Meets Treachery

Glamour Meets Treachery

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 13, 2017

"D'Arcy is a prolific genius," proclaimed drag artist Matthew Martin as he prepared for his role in "Bitch Slap," D'Arcy Drollinger's mad send-up of 1980s soap operas.

Glamour meets treachery

Glamour meets treachery

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 8, 2017

Medical mystery & misdirection

Medical mystery & misdirection

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Aug 8, 2017